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C-Level View :: June 27, 2007

Executive View

Student Ambassadors for Open Source
A conversation with Dinesh Bahal about the Campus Ambassador Program at Sun Microsystems.

By Mary Grush

CT: Why did Sun Microsystems establish a Campus Ambassador Program that centers around open source?

Bahal: In order for computer science or IT people to be successful, a lot today is based around open source. At Sun we've taken billions of dollars of intellectual property and open sourced it. If you look at three big things, Java, Solaris (which is the operating system that competes with Linux), and Spark (which is the chip)--we've open sourced all of that. So our message is, for [these students] to be successful at work, they've got to understand how to utilize the open source technologies, how to work in the communities associated with that, and how to give back to the communities....

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From The Personnel Office

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